Figure Drawing -Evening Series (Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center)

In this 6 week evening  series, we will be immersing ourselves in an intimate and comprehensive introduction to the art of life drawing studying. We will study and draw the human form from a live model. This is a small group class limited to 16 students,  so sign up today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Sarinova is an established artist in sculpture, painting, photography and film making. Originally from California, Brian spent many years in New Mexico working on private commissions and co-producing with other artists in Media and Visual Arts. In 2014 he left a legacy of private, public and community-created artwork in New Mexico and relocated to Cruz. He is currently pursuing a completely new body of work at his studio at the Tannery Arts Center. Within his multimedia approach to creating art, his strong foundation in drawing will be tapped into in this series of figurative drawing for students of all levels. For more information about Brian or to see more of his work, please visit his website http://www.briansarinova.com/.

 

*This class is being held at the Tannery Arts Center in Studio 119, NOT at the Art League*

Pastel Studio (July-Aug)

The perfect way to start the weekend….loosen up and have fun with pastels!  Using expressive marks and color we will paint vibrant landscapes and still life. The essentials of pastel painting will be covered including approaches and methods of application, pastels from hard to soft, surface possibilities, color theory and under painting. Demos, problem solving, and lots of individual instruction are included. This class is appropriate for both beginners in pastel and those who are experienced with the medium. Just bring whatever pastels you may have and explore the possibilities of this versatile medium!

**NO CLASS Friday 7/26/19**

 

 

 

Instructor Joan Hellenthal, BA Fine Art Brown University, MA Fine Art SJSU; CA credentialed art instructor, painter and mixed media artist who exhibits in many private and corporate collections inc. MAH, UCSC and Open Studios. joanhellenthal.com

Plein Air Landscape Painting (July/Sept)

This series wil be painting “en Plein Air”– at locations on the scenic Central Coast, from mountains to the bay. There will be a demo the first day and spot instruction along with discussion throughout each session. Participants should be prepared to transport their supplies to each painting location out-of-doors, generally within easy walking distance of parking. Be aware that this may mean tall grass, etc. and you should wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Bug spray, sunblock, water, hat, and an umbrella are advised. If you use a heavy french easel or lots of equipment, a cart or dolly would be a good idea. Facilities may not always be available but noted in the location directions. A materials list is available on request to mac@macbooks.com.

 

Locations: This list is also available to download and print, just click the “Download Materials list” link!

1.    FIELDS & ELKHORN SLOUGH, July 28th

From Santa Cruz, take 1 south to Salinas Rd exit. Follow Salinas past golf course to Werner Rd which angles off to right. At bottom of hill turn right. You are on Elkhorn Rd, which will go around a couple of curves. At a fire station, Elkhorn will veer off to right, follow Elkhorn south to Kirby Park. Pull down to parking lot. Porta-johns.

2.    BOATS & HARBOR at MOSS LANDING, August 4th

From Santa Cruz head south on 1. When you pass the power plant look for the “welcome to Moss Landing” sign on right pull off and park behind sign. If by any chance that location is not available, or alternate location is Clam Way: take the bridge to the other side of Moss Landing (Sandholt Road) and follow that down past Phil’s Phish Market. Look to right for Clam Way. Sign is hard to spot. Pull down to the waterside and park near the marina store. Facilities at Clam way– but facilities at the sign location are a ways off.

3.    FREDERICK STREET PARK, August 11th

You can either come down Frederick St from Soquel Ave or take Windham St over from Seabright Ave. Facilities.

4.    TREES at FORT ORD PUBLIC LANDS, August 18th

From Santa Cruz: take 1 south to 218/Del Ray Oaks exit. Take 218 (Del Rey Blvd) to end at 68. Take 68 towards Salinas. After the lights at Corral de Tierra & San Benancio, watch for Toro Place cafe on right. Just past cafe, take the next left. Follow road to parking lot for Fort Ord National Monument Badger Trailhead. Facilities.

5.    FARMS at SILL ROAD, August 25th

From Santa Cruz, take 1 south to Salinas Rd exit. Follow Salinas past golf course to Werner Rd which angles off to right. At bottom of hill turn right. You are on Elkhorn Rd, which will go around a couple of curves. At a fire station, Elkhorn will veer off to right, but stay straight on Hall road until you are well pat Las Lomas. Look for Sill Rd on your left. Directly across from Sill, a farm road goes off to the right. Park under trees well off road. No facilities.

 

 

Mac McWilliams is a professional artist and teacher with over 40 years’ experience. Well-known on the Central Coast, his work is represented in collections both public & private. An Open Studios artist and a long-time member of the Carmel Art Association. 

 

 

 

Loosen Up & Have Fun with Acrylics (Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center) (July-Aug)

Painting from the heart and loosening up are fundamentals of this class. We work fast and loose, layering our canvas with color, blocking in shapes, and adding definition to create a beautiful masterpieces. I want to introduce you to the fun of paint, we will use spray bottles and drip, splat, brush,even use our hands to create magic. We work on several canvases at a time, producing much work. The more you make, the better the results. Themes change every session. Many students repeat the class as it gives them a valuable critique of their work, and time and space to commit to a regular art practice.

Members  Instructor: Carrie Clayden is a professional artist and teacher. Carrie graduated from UCSC in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Fine Art in 1995.  www.carrieclayden.com

 

 

 

*This class is being held at the Tannery Arts Center in Studio 119, NOT at the Art League*

Traditional Figure Drawing (Aug-Oct)

Drawing can be described as an inquiring investigation into visible appearance, and the learned discipline should never exclude the potential for free and spontaneous input. Intuition, feelings and impulse are essential elements to the personal development of drawing skills. This class offers an opportunity to really look at the form, structure, spaces and surfaces of the nude figure and seek a unique and individual expression of making what we see visible. Increasing our knowledge and extending our ability is an ongoing and continuous process to which everyone is invited! Please join our quest for improvement and ways to make different or better drawings. This class is limited to 14 students per class so sign up today!

Instructor Susie Wilson has a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design (UK), a degree in Illustration and an HNDBTEC degree in Education, also in the UK. She taught Life Drawing at the Norfolk Institute and was a college lecturer in the subject at the Norwich School of Art. Since arriving in America she has taught private and group classes for approximately 20 years, and has participated in Open Studios.

Introduction to Figure Drawing (Aug-Oct)

This is a small group to begin a study of the human form from a live model. Immerse yourself in an intimate and comprehensive introduction to the art of REALLY seeing. This class is limited to 14 students per class so sign up today!

Instructor Susie Wilson has a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design (UK), a degree in Illustration and an HNDBTEC degree in Education, also in the UK. . She taught Life Drawing at the Norfolk Institute and was a college lecturer in the subject at the Norwich School of Art. Since arriving in America she has taught private and group classes for approximately 20 years, and has participated in Open Studios.

Traditional Figure Drawing (July-Aug)

Drawing can be described as an inquiring investigation into visible appearance, and the learned discipline should never exclude the potential for free and spontaneous input. Intuition, feelings and impulse are essential elements to the personal development of drawing skills. This class offers an opportunity to really look at the form, structure, spaces and surfaces of the nude figure and seek a unique and individual expression of making what we see visible. Increasing our knowledge and extending our ability is an ongoing and continuous process to which everyone is invited! Please join our quest for improvement and ways to make different or better drawings. This class is limited to 14 students per class so sign up today!

Instructor Susie Wilson has a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design (UK), a degree in Illustration and an HNDBTEC degree in Education, also in the UK. She taught Life Drawing at the Norfolk Institute and was a college lecturer in the subject at the Norwich School of Art. Since arriving in America she has taught private and group classes for approximately 20 years, and has participated in Open Studios.

Introduction to Figure Drawing (July-Aug)

This is a small group to begin a study of the human form from a live model. Immerse yourself in an intimate and comprehensive introduction to the art of REALLY seeing. This class is limited to 14 students per class so sign up today!

 

Instructor Susie Wilson has a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design (UK), a degree in Illustration and an HNDBTEC degree in Education, also in the UK. . She taught Life Drawing at the Norfolk Institute and was a college lecturer in the subject at the Norwich School of Art. Since arriving in America she has taught private and group classes for approximately 20 years, and has participated in Open Studios.

Beginning Watercolors-Fridays

This class is aimed at familiarity of  Materials, as well as why to chose them.  In the 6 weeks, we  will endeavor to produce 6 pieces of frame-able art.  Each session will comprise of an instructor demo on which a painting will be based.

*NO CLASS 8/2/19*

Instructor Linda Lord is a self-trained artist and illustrator with over 16 years teaching experience in her studio and via the SC Watercolor Society; an Open Studio artist whose exhibits include Cozumel, Mexico. Linda also publishes with a decorative art publisher.

Watercolor Techniques

Watercolor has the reputation for being difficult. It can cause frustration, defeat, and disappointment, especially for those just starting out. Having a solid understanding in the bedrock basics can instill confidence and, dare we say it, enjoyment! Learn the fundamentals of watercolor in this limited series class with instructor, Cynthia Armstrong. Students will gain a solid understanding of all things watercolor: papers and brushes, watercolor paint properties, color theory, simple and alternative application techniques and more.

 

 

 

Cynthia Armstrong holds a graduate degree from UC Santa Cruz in Science Illustration and a Master’s degree in Education from Stanford University.  She has been a freelance illustrator and artists for over 20 years, and a teacher for the past 15 years. Cynthia, as a published illustrator, has traveled and journaled extensively throughout her career. www.cynthiaarmstrongart.com